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Annual MBTP Symposium – 2022

Graduate students in the Molecular Biotechnology Training Program are expected to participate in the annual MBTP Symposium with poster and oral presentations.   The 2022 Symposium will be split over two days, with invited guest speakers presenting and participating in a panel discussion on Biotechnology and Machine Learning on November 9, 2022 in a Zoom Webinar. Students will present their own research in person at The McKimmon Center on November 3, 2022.

Anyone with an interest in biotechnology including NC State faculty, students, and staff is invited to attend! Register for the webinar HERE (link coming soon). Questions? Please reach out to the Biotechnology Program:

Biotechnology and Machine Learning

November 9, 2022
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EST)

Hal Alper

Kenneth A. Kobe Professor of Chemical Engineering and Executive Director, Center for Biomedical Research Support

The University of Texas at Austin

Machine learning-aided engineering of PET degrading enzymes

Harmen Bussemaker

Professor of Biological Sciences and Systems Biology

Columbia University

Probing the DNA binding specificity of transcription factors with deep sequencing and biophysically interpretable machine learning

Beth Cimini

Senior Group Leader, Imaging Platform

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Making the most of your high content imaging

View brief speaker bios HERE

MBTP Trainees and Fellows Research Symposium


Chancellor Woodson has called for NC State to observe a Wellness Day on November 3, with no classes to be held, nor assignments to be due Nov 3 or 4. As a core spirit of the Wellness Day is to provide everyone this time, we will be postponing the student symposium. We will be working to find a date in the Spring Semester to hold this event-watch this space for updates! We know that some students that have already spent time preparing presentations and posters, and look forward to hearing about all your work.